Fantasy fans can look forward to experiencing ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ in all of its 3D grandeur at the newly upgraded Ster Kinekor Tyger Valley. The picture opened on December 12 and is expected to blow the minds of moviegoers just like the ‘Lord of the Rings’ films did, almost a decade ago.
Peter Jackson, director of the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy makes a cinematic return to Middle-earth with this adaptation of the first part of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic novel ‘The Hobbit’, the second part of which is expected to be released next year. Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) goes on a quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was conquered by the dragon Smaug. Unexpectedly approached by the wizard Gandalf (Sir Ian McKellen), Bilbo agrees to join a company of dwarves led by legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield.
The journey takes them through treacherous lands swarming with goblins and orcs, deadly wargs and giant spiders, shapeshifters and sorcerers and ultimately leads Baggins to finds a magical gold ring tied to the fate of all Middle-earth.